We have been staying in Rehoboth for Easter weekend for over a decade. This is the first year we stayed at Beach View. The location was great for wandering over to the beach with our girls, and the lack of leaves on the trees gave us a view of the water even from our first floor room. And, since Funland was still closed for the season, we had no problem there.
In comparison to other hotels in town, there are some pros and cons to choosing the Beach View.
First, I'll discuss the negatives. The rooms are a little small, especially the bathrooms. The vanity is in the room, which is good for getting multiple people ready. If for some odd reason you don't shut the door before sitting on the toilet, you will have a problem getting the door past your knees. The tub is shallow, and the shower could benefit from one of those curved shower rods. Parking is tight in the lot and expensive out of the lot in the summer months. There are three different floor coverings in the room to separate the spaces, but do not let your kid walk in the wood in socks, as they will wipeout. And beware the tile in bare feet as it is soooooo cold. There is only one elevator, and it can be slow, even when it is not busy.
But here is why you should ignore all that and stay here anyway. There are two outdoor showers, and you are so close to the boardwalk, you can use the foot wash there very easily. The pool may be small, but the ocean is RIGHT THERE so why would you care. You can park your car when you arrive and never move it until it is time to leave. Even if you want to go out to the outlets, you can ride the bus, which has the main stop less than a block away. There are beach chairs to borrow (for free!) and several sets of stairs near nearly every room.
The room seems smaller because the beds are bigger- actual Queen sized. My 12 y.o. girl, 4 y.o. girl, and I all fit comfortably on the bed for a midday nap. There is a larger refrigerator and microwave for leftovers, and when ours was being contrary, a maintenance worker was there in less than ten minutes, even after nine PM during the shoulder season. The decks facing Wilmington Avenue provide an additional space to separate family members when necessary. There are four dresser drawers, two of which are very deep.
Unlike any other hotel I have stayed in within the city, this hotel serves breakfast. They have tiny egg frittatas and "French toast muffins". I loved the French toast, as it had whole wheat bread, chopped fresh apples, and was very filling. They also have fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, real bagels, and assorted pastries. In the evening, there is wine and, at bedtime, cookies. The lobby has two nice, cozy sitting areas for hanging out.
There are cheaper places to stay, and much more expensive places to stay. But for the money (we paid $95 a night Easter weekend), you will be glad you picked Beach View.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Convenience and value are why guests return again and again to the BeachView. Our fantastic location offers great ocean views and easy access to all of Rehoboth’s attractions. Coupled with exceptionally clean rooms and the friendliest staff anywhere, the BeachView is your best choice when searching for beach accommodations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beach View Hotel Rehoboth Beach